LIBYA: SAIF GADDAFI COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY - MINISTER
November 19, 2011: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will be put on trial in Libya for serious crimes that carry the death penalty, Libya's interim justice minister said.
Asked by Reuters what Libya planned for him, Mohammed al-Alagy said: "He has instigated others to kill, has misused public funds, threatened and instigated and even took part in recruiting and bringing in mercenaries.
"This is just a small account of the crimes that the Libyan prosecutor general is going to bring against him."
Asked if such crimes carried the death penalty, Alagy, who has said he does not expect to retain his post in a new government due to be named in the coming days, said: "Yes.
"It was created by Gaddafi."
"We are ready to prosecute Saif al-Islam," Alagy said. "We have adopted enough legal and judicial procedures to ensure a fair trial for him."
"We call on all international and local organisations to attend Saif al-Islam's trial. We will prosecute him in accordance with the international standards." (Sources: REUTERS, 19/11/2011)